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THE KEUOnDEh - 1921-1930 
Toronto Bible College 



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TORONTO 



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A transition period is a time of 
testinp;. The present session is a 
transition period for tlie Bible Col- 
lege. Tile work is in process of being 
carried over from the old building on 
College Street which we occupied so 
long, and which we gave over to the 
I'niversity last fall, to a new building 
which is being prepared for us but 
will not be ready for occupation until 
next fall. We hardly expected to pass 
through this period of transition witli 
unimpaired efficiency in the ministry 
of the College or undiminished at- 
tendance on the part of students. 
And yet this has been our experience, 
and we record the fact with grateful 
tliaiiks to Him whose guiding hand 
is upon us. 

Our friends will be glad to know 
that the registration of .students in 
the Regular Course is ten in excess 
of the total registration last year, 
while the Evening Cla.ss enrolment is 
equal to that of last year. Tiie com- 
fortable and commodious rooms in 
Knox Church placed at tiie di.sposal 
of the Day Cla.sses by this generous 
fongregation have enabled the staff 
to carry on all the regular curriculum, 
arul have provided the students witli 



the necessary opportunities and i)riv- 
ileges of their own self-government. 
Thus the Bible College spirit and fel- 
lowship are being preserved in the 
same old way. The Sunday School 
room in Zion Chapel which had been 
placed at our disposal bj' the friends 
there for our overflow work several 
yeai-s ago is now crowded liy de- 
voted young {)eople who come from 
all parts of tiie city for our Evening 
(Mass programme. 

The administration offices and the 
headquarters of the College for the 
time being are splendidly located in 
the beautiful old Wanless House at 
the head of Spadina Avenue. From 
this commanding centre we look out 
upon the whole Bible College field and 
its ministry. A mile away to the 
south-east is Zion Chapel where 
the Evening class work goes on close 
by the old site. Two blocks to the 
south is Knox Church with the daily 
programme of regular lectures. And 
about one hundred yards to the north 
up Spadina Road we can see through 
the trees the front walls of the new 
huilding. where all the work will be 
gathered in again when the days of 
transition and pilgrimage are ended. 



TFIK TORONTO IMIU.E COI.LEGE RRCORDER 



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Tlif fart that Ji'siis Christ is a liv- 
in<r Saviour ami Ijovd rests upon His 
resurrect ion. No event in human his- 
tory is supported by more conelusive 
cvidenee. lint this event was only a 
step to His ascension into the unseen 
world. 

Jesus Christ has a.seendeil to tlie 
position of glory whicii He had with 
the Father before the world was. Hav- 
ing spent forty days on earth after 
His resurrection. He took His disciples 
to Mount Olivet wliere He was parted 
from them and received into the un- 
s(>en world. He ascended to His right- 
ful place of glory and majesty at the 
Fatlier's right han<l. He is exalted 
"far at>ove all principality and power, 
and might, and dominion, and every 
name that is named." Jesus Christ 
has been exalted to the place of pre- 
eminence in the heavenly realm. All 
power has been given unto Him in 
heaven and in earth. He is clothed in 
glory and honour, made lietter than 
the angels, given the name which i.s 
aliove every name, and all things have 
been put in subjection under His feet. 

"Tims throned in light the Son of 
(xod ascends, 

('riAvncd on His chariot throne as 
King of kings. 

With hosts that form a countless mul- 
titude." 

If the veil could be torn aside we 
woubl see the reality of the living 
Christ in all His heavenly glory aiul 
majesty even as Stephen did. 

The Holy Spirit bears witness of 
the living ('hrist to believers, giving 
them an assurance of His resurrection 
and of His pre.sent existence in the 
unseen world. Without this it is im- 
possible to know the reality of the 
living Christ. Wc do not know that 



Jesus Christ is living by merely read- 
ing about Him or by liearing others 
relate their experience of Him in their 
lives. We nuiy be convinced that He 
was raised from the dead by the many 
evidences which prove this to be a 
fact and yet not know the reality of 
the living Christ. The Holy Spirit 
partakes of the things of Christ and 
shows them unto us. "He shall glor- 
ify me," said Jesus, "for He shall 
receive of mine and shall show it unto 
you." The Holy Spirit makes Jesus 
Christ a bright living reality to us. 
The same Spirit who made Jesus 
Christ real in the lives of the apostles 
and of all saints is still waiting to 
make His presence real in our lives. 
A profound conception of the reality 
of Jesus Christ was not confined to 
Paul or any of the saints, but is an 
actual possibility for all of us. It is 
(Jod's will and purpose to reveal Jesus 
Chri.st to every honest .seeker. 

The living Christ is the power and 
life of the Church. He is the Head 
of the great invisil)le Church which is 
not constituted of any one denomin- 
ation, liut of all who have real faith 
in the Lord Je.sus Christ. This 
Church has a vital union with the 
Living Christ. When this is lost by 
an individual church, it becomes 
powerless and fails to carry out its 
true mi.ssion in the world. The Church 
is the body of Christ and through it 
He wishes to show to the world His 
power and glory. It is the only means 
by which God can make known to the 
nations His mighty saving and keep- 
ing i)owcr. 

We know the function of a head. 
It is the controlling centre of the body. 
From it i.ssue the commands to the 
various members of the body. As 
Head of the Church the living Christ 
cxei-ts a direct influence aiul power 



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over it. The Head is iiulissolulily 
united with the body. Every injury 
ti) the hody affeets the Head. Wiiat 
a ir orious privih'ge we have of heinj:; 
iiieiiiliers of the hody of Christ I His 
l)urpose for llie ("hurrh is that it 
shouhl go forth in His power conquer- 
ing every foe. His promise to tliose 
who obey His eoniniand in taking the 
(Jospel message to the worhl is, "Lo, 
I am with you alway even unto the 
end of the worhl." What more eould 
llie Church desire than this promise 
that He who has all power will grant 
His continual presence in His lody? 
■'A^l the words He ever spoke, 

Still to us He speaketh, 
All the bread He ever l)roke, 

Still for us He breaketh ; 
Still the faithful Shepherd feeds; 

Jesus lives, and Jesus leads." 

The living Christ is the power by 
which the believer is enabled to live 
the Christian life. We are told that 



men need luoi'c knowledge of what is 
right. I'>ut the fact is men do not 
live ui> to the light that they have. 
Man larks tlie power in himself to live 
up to the best he knows, lleatiien re- 
ligions may have high ethical stand- 
ards but tliey do not furni.sh the in- 
dividual with any power to maintain 
those standards. Jesus Christ did not 
stop at telling men wliat to do; He 
also gives them the power to do the 
riglit. Before Jesus was crucified He 
told His disciples that He would not 
leave them comfortless, but that He 
would come to them again and make 
His abode in them. This promise was 
fulfilled at Pentecost when the Holy 
Spirit descended. Jesus Christ is now 
pre.sent with us in a more real sense 
than He was with His disciples. There 
is also greater reason for us to be 
faithful to Him because we have His 
abiding presence. He wishes to live 
in His fulnes.s in the life of every one 
of us. 



Sl)p ^tulirnt ArtiniltPH 



Despite the handicap of being in 
temporary quarters there has been no 
slackening of interest in the College 
activities. The s-tudents are finding 
ways of expressing the Bible College 
life and ministry in all its old forms. 

The fall devotional meeting of the 
student body, Day and Evening stu- 
dents together, was held in Zion 
Chapel at the end of October. Dr. 
.M(,'Tavish gave a searching and im- 
pressive message on John 12:24. 

The fall social was held in the Sun- 
day School room of St. James' Square 
United Church, which had been plac- 
ed at the di.sposal of the students 
through the kindne.^is of the minister 
and oflficers of the church. The spa- 
cious hall was filled, and the main 
feature of the evening was an enter- 
taining and helpful address bv 'Mr. 
Thos. McOillicuddv on "The Grace of 
Thankfulness." 



On the evening of February 18th 
the students of tlie College were the 
guests of the Young People's Society 
of Knox Church. The programme was 
presided over by Rev. A. R. Gib.son, 
and consisted chiefly of vocal and in- 
strumental music provided by the 
students and brief addresses by Dr. 
Inkster and Principal McNicol. A 
very happy evening was spent to- 
gether closing with "God be with you 
till we meet again." 

The morning prayer meetingsatS.lo 
have been held daily from the first 
day the classes moved into Kn^x 
Church, and there has been no ap- 
preciable decrease in the attendance. 
The members of the graduating class 
are now giving their testimonies at 
these meetings. Every AVednesday 
morning some six or seven of the 
young men come at 7 o'clock, and 
meet in one of the smaller rooms to 



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(It'votc an liour to special prayci-; aii«l 
cviTV Fi'iday iiioniiiifi: at the same 
liciir soiiio Hftcoii or sixtcoii of tlu' 
yoiiiiiT wonuMi will ho found gatliered 
for tlic same purpose. 

The Missidiiai'v Society is oroinir on 
with its usual meetin<rs on Wednesday 
afternoon and its mission study classes 
on Thursday afternoon. The College 
\'olunteer iiand is eo-operating with 
the Student Volunteer Union of the 
city. 

The Hvanjiclistic Society isearrying 
On all its departments. Sunday even- 
ing (iospel services have been eon- 
dueted in a few of the missions, in a 
numlier of Baptist eiiurehes and in 
some United elnirelies. Several stu- 
dents arecarrying on regular services 
hotii in and out of the city every Sun- 
day. As this goes to press two of the 
students are engaged in conducting 
revival services in one of the cit}' 
churches at the request of the pastor. 

Tile students give regular service in 
Yonge Street ^lission every week, con- 
ducting the Thursday evening meet- 
ing and assisting at the free lunches 
for the uni'iiiployed on Tuesdays and 
Fridays. Tlie singing of tiie Evan- 
gelistic Choir at the Friday lunches 
is specially appreciated. 



The iKion hour factory meetings are 
being continued at Willard's and 
Christie's, as well as the early morn- 
ing meetings at Greey's Foundry. 
Fvidence of increased interest is 
shown in requests that have been made 
at some of tiiese meetings. The bless- 
ing- that followed the hospital work 
last year is being maintained. Two 
mixed quartettes visit the wards of 
the (Jeiieral Hosj^ital every Sunday 
morning, and sevi ral conversions have 
resulted from their singing and their 
work. Visits by individual students 
are made week by week both in the 
deneral and in the Western Hospital. 
Other hospitals are occasionall}^ visit- 
ed, including the Sanitarium at Wes- 
ton. 

The Saturday evening prayer meet- 
ing presented a problem on account 
of the difficulty of securing a central 
and suitable place for it. The Missioii 
Union Hall on Laplante Avenue has 
been kindly opened on that evening 
for the convenience of the students 
and they have been meeting there. 
The attendance has not been as 
large as in the old College building 
on Saturday nights, but the spirit and 
blessing have been the same. 



(Tbp AUimnt anh tl|r Npui ISitilftitig 



We have always felt that the grad- 
tiates and former students of T. R. C. 
Were a great host, true to the ideals 
to which the College bears witness. 
We have never at any time doubted 
that, and yet we have oftentimes won- 
dered why this body of people were 
not more visibly interested in the work 
of [)r(tpagating the Word of (Jod 
through the College ministry. There 
is a New Testament word about a 
certain people who "lacked opportun- 
ity". Well : the T.H.C. family lacked 
an opportunity to manifest its interest 
until, in the providence of Cod, the 



College was compelled to move. And 
then, when the apeal went forth, we 
recognized, by the immediate response, 
that there was a great company of 
people who had this work on their 
hearts. 

The Alumni oi).iective of $10,000 
was just one-tenth of the total objec- 
tive set for the lu'w building. At the 
moment of writing about $6,000 in 
cash and pledges has been sent in, but 
we have only heard from a fragment 
of our constituency. There are great 
numbers of our T. B. C. family who 
nuist be able to come to the help of 



THE TOKONTO BrBLK COLI.EOE RECORDER 



tilt' Lord in this matter. Why dohiy ? 
We would he extremely }2;lad to he 
ahio to report at the (Iradiiatiou K\- 
ereises on the last Friday in April 
that the Alumni ohjeetive hatl heen 
oversuhscrilied. What a t;>stimony 
this woukl lie to the va ue of the work 
whieh the College has been doin^ dur- 
inpr the yivirs. 

Many ^it'is received lia\e heen 
nuirked by real sacritire. Many of 
these are for eonsiderable amounts. 
To these we must add a great nuniber 
of le.sser gifts, given, too, in the .spirit 
of self-denial. AVhile we "desire every 
graduate and former student to give 
to the utmost of his or her ability, we 
would far rather have it said that 
every member of this company made 
some contribution to our new CoHege 
home. A letter came to the desk the 
nther day in which was enclosed the 
sum of two dollars from one who has 
been sirk many months. What shall 
we say of such giving? It exhales the 
spirit of the cro,ss. This is an example 
of the sacrifice some are making sj 
that they may have a share in the 
work of the College, so that when their 
eyes at last rest upon the new College 
building, they will be able to say. 
"This is our home." 

The College family will be inter- 
ested to know that the building is w-imI 
on its way to completion, so far as its 
external form is concerned. The 
assembly hall is roofed over, and if 
the windows were in place and the 
boiler lit. we might almost hold lec- 
tures there now. The centre section 
is being roofed in as we write, and the 
front portion is almost complete in its 
brick-work. Tt ha.s been our privilege 
to sit in the assembly hall and look 
toward the front, toward the platform 
from which our Principal and those 
as.soeiated with him will lecture dur- 



ing the coming year. (Jod willing. We 
have clindicd the improvised stairs 
and viewed the asscirdily hall from 
the gallery. We can s ly nothing (iner 
of it than that, in nnr estimation, it 
is a moilel of what a College lecture 
hall should be. Li<iht streams in from 
large windows on the north and on 
the south, and "the light from the 
Kast " will t)e supp ied by those who 
stand on the platform to bi-ing the 
knowledge of our Lord to the students 
of to-morrow whose privilege it will 
be to sit in the halls. 

AVe have meandered through the 
library and the r.-ading room, the 
prayer room and the offices. We have 
even stood before the open fire-place 
in the apartments of the Principal, 
and as we stood, the fire of to-morrow 
burning in our imagination of today, 
we saw beautiful, commodious, y.'t 
compact rooms to meet every require- 
ment of an expanding and growing 
institution. 

To all of our graduates and former 
students we wish to express our sin- 
cere thanks for your backing in 
prayer: for your abounding interest; 
for your gifts, already given and yet 
to be given. Tt is you who have made 
this building a necessity, and you have 
in measure, at least, made it a pos- 
sibility as well. 

Those who seek to carry the spirit 
which dominated and directed the 
entire life of the Col'-ge of yesterday 
over into the life of the College of 
to-morrow depend much upon your 
ministry. Your presence .surrounds 
them continually, and as they step 
into an enlarged realm of opportunity, 
they do so in the assurance that our 
God and Father who has led us all 
in the past will lead us on still. 

D. A. B. 



THE TORONTO UlULE COLLEGE KECOKDLK 



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The IcttiT scut out hy tlie Boavd 
last fall to tlu' :ii(' iihiM-s of tlie T.H.C. 
faniiy tellin«: of tlu' plan for the new 
Imildinp: hrorirlit one reply from India 
cnuveyniii sad news. It came from 
.Mrs. n. ('. Sircar ami informed us 
that her husband had passed away on 
Oetolter 24th. He luul been sufferint? 
from pernicious anemia for nearly 
eight months. The sympathy of the 
Hi'le College family will go out to 
the widow in her great loss. ]Mr. Sir- 
car was one of our niost widely known 
and honored graduates. In the course 
of her .etter ]\Irs. Sircar writes: "He 
had a great love and respect for your 
College which he always gratefully 
expre.ssed before others." 

Since this news came we have re- 
ceived a copy of the December num- 
ber of "The Young Men of India, 
Burma and Ceylon", which contains 
an account of Mr. Sircar's life and 
work written by one of his colleagues 
in the Y.M.C.A., and from this we 
gather the fol owing facts: 

Hepin Chaiulra Sircar was led to 
give himself to Christ in 1897 while 
he was a student in Calcutta Univer 
sitv, through the influence of Camp- 
bell White of the Y.:\r.C.A. 



l'r(.iii tli<" year l.''!)S to 1901 he was 
connected with the liangoon Y.^I.C.A. 
In l!i02 he came io Canada and stud- 
ied for two years in the Toronto Bib e 
College. He was ordained in the Bap- 
tist Chui'cli here and intended to enter 
the service of the Baptist INIission in 
Rangoon. On his return to India, 
however, he was appointed as one of 
the Secretaries in the branch of the 
V.;\I.('.A. in Calcutta especially cou- 
liected with the University. 

In 1910 lie was appointed as a spe- 
cial Secretary of the Religious Work 
Department of the National Council 
of the Y.M.C.A., and in that capacity 
he visited many Associations and 
Ch rches a. I over India and became a 
well-known figure in the Christian 
communities of the different provinces. 

In the year 1919 he came to Am- 
erica again at the invitation of the 
International Committee of the Y.IM. 
C.A. and visited the Associations 
throughout Canada and the United 
States. The students of that year will 
remember his address when he spoke 
one (lay at our Tuesday morning ser- 
vice, and the testimony he b.ore as to 
what his course in the BiMe College 
h(!d meant to him in his work in India. 



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When ^Ii-. Sircar was returning to 
India from his last visit to America 
nine years ago, he wrote a letter to 
Principal McNicol from Honolulu in 
which he e.\[)ress<Ml his mind on the 
need of Bible students in the foreign 
field and the work of the Bible Col- 
lege in the preparation of mission- 
aries. We give the following para- 
graphs from the letter : 

"I am on my way home again and 
have been constantly thinking of you 
and the Traininir <"ollege. I met a 
few students of the College in differ- 
ent parts of the United States. They 
all look back to the davs of the Col- 



lege with a great deal of warm affec- 
tion and gratitude. When T person- 
ally think of my own indebtedness to 
you and the College, I fail to express 
it in any language of my own. I wish 
to write to you today about the place 
of the Toronto Bible College in pre- 
paring workers for the foreign mis- 
sion field, particularly in India. 

The interpretation of the Scripture 
by Scripture, which is the genius of 
the instruction in your College, is be- 
ing demanded in foreign lands. The 
non-Christians believe in the inspira- 
tion of the Scriptures, and respect 
and revere those who have a tlior- 



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(Ui^'li lvii(iuic(lj>;e of tliciii. and who, iii- 
stc'cul of t'xplainiuu; away tlu' truths 
of tlie SiTipiure by siibt c philosophy, 
intorpri't them by following up the 
wlioli' Si-ripture ti'achinj; on any 
pliasc of triitli. 

'I'his (loos not only keep the follow- 
ers of Christianity in the straight 
way, but becomes a mighty instru- 
ment in their luincls to bring many 
souls into the knowledce of salvation 
through Jesus Christ. In my work 
for tlie last twenty years as Trawl- 
ling Evangelist oi" tlie Y.M.C.A.. 1 
have invariably found that where 
arg>'.ments failed to eonvince a man, 
a Bible reading on a particular topic. 
s ch as we used to have in your Col- 
lege, would at once arrest the atten- 
tion of a Hindu, and set him thinking, 
and ultimately in many cases, bring 
him into tb.e joy of salvation. 



I sincerely wish the people of Can- 
ada would rcali/.e the benefits of tlie 
iiisi ruction in the Bible College as we 
peoj)le in India do in these days of 
do bt, unbelief and strange doctrines. 
The pe( p e in the East have lo.st faith 
in tiie organized Chri>tianity of tli ■ 
\^ e ;. hit tin re has been no time 
when they have shown so much in- 
terest in lii le st:.dy as now, in order 
*o iii;;k'' a fresh investigation of ilie 
life and teaching of Jesus Christ. All 
niher [xiwei's may fail, but the power 
of the Word of ('Od is bound to pr ■■ 
vail. 

The gi'catest need in the foreign 
liebls today is an increasing number 
(^f Bible students, and to furnish such 
the Toronto Bible College is to my 
mind, one of the most powerful fac- 
tors for the extension cf the Kingdom 
of (Jod throughcuit the wf)rld." 



Nfiua iif tbr (T.l.dl. iFamilu. 



A daughter (Joyee Louise) was 
born to ]\Ir. and Mrs. Vernon Gibson 
('24), at Toronto, on December 21st. 

A daughter (Betty Ruth) was born 
on December 25th at Toronto to Mr. 
and ]Mrs. Harold Daney (Amy ^lar- 
wood ) . 

A son (Robert Alfred) was born at 
Toronto on January the 10th to Mr. 
and Mrs. James Rennicks (Bessie 
Ridgley). 

A daughter was born at Toronto on 
Januarv 24th to Dr. and ]\Irs. Isaac 
Erb. 

A son (Robert ^Tetford) was born 
to Rev. and ]\rrs. Alfred FMeldus at 
Little Falls, ]\Iinne.sota, on January 
24th. 

]\riss Gertrude Wellington ('27) 
was recently married to Rev. E.Smith, 
pastor of the Baptist Church at 
Brighton, Ontario. 

Miss Lillian A. Hyndnian ('26) was 
married to Mr. Cyril J. Forth ('27) 
on February 14th at Minna, Nigeria. 

Miss :\rukanik ('27) has been work- 



ing in Saskatoon since ]\Iay among 
the Ukra'uians, in association with 
Miss Garbutt COO). 

Mr. AV. R. T. Romain ('22) has 
been in Winnipeg since last Septem- 
ber. 

Miss Constance Kniglit ('28) has 
been appointed Secretary of the Pem- 
broke Street branch of the Young 
Women's Christian Association, To- 
ronto. 

We deeply regret to announce the 
death of IMrs. Swamy, who, as Esther 
Peters, attended the cla.sses of the 
College a few years ago. She passed 
away at Rangoon on January the 6th, 
leaving a litte baby girl. 

Rev. and Mrs. Lesslie Garrett (^Mary 
Goinme '24) witli their three children 
are i)lainiing to return to their work 
amonsr the Indians at Trout Lake in 
the Hudson Bav region by seaplane 
earv in the summer. 

Miss Ne'lie Simp.son ('22) has been 
appointed to a position in the office 
of the Tnsp<'ctor of Hospitals, in the 
Parliament Buildings, Toronto. 



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.Mi^s Net lie .M;ir Donald ['21) Jllitl 

.Miss Ada Ilfrriiiiaii ("27) sailed fi-oiii 
X.'w Yoi'k Un- Afrii-a on Dim-imhIkt 
2I'tli nndci- till' Sudan Interior ]\l!s- 
sion. 

.Ml-, and Mr., (iro. Uclj aii.l .Mr. 
;:nd .Mrs. .John liidl left Toronto with 
their fainilios on Fi'lu-uary 4th 1^'or 
their lon«r jonrncy haek to Kansu, 
West China, uiiiler the China inland 
•Mission. 

.Miss Dorotliy Palmer has begun a 
course of training as a luirse in the 
Isoiation Hospital, Toronto. 

.Mr. Leslie Rumhall ('26) has left 
Woodhridge and is now pastor of the 
Oakwood, liaptist Chureli, Toronto. 

.Mr. F. E. Manketelow, a former 
student of the evening classes, who 
was in eharge of the summer prayer 
meetings in 1!>27, has been appointed 
•^ll^)J)ly i)astor in the First Baptist 
Cliurch. Kirkland Lake. Ont. 

Hev. .lolin Slinion. foi'merly of the 
evening elasses, has resigned the pas- 
torate of Adelaide St. Baptist Cliurch, 
London, to accept the pastorate of 
Jiroadway Baptist Church, Winnipeg. 

^liss Jennie Scott ('l-Jj who for 
.some years has been contributing to 
"The (ilol)e" over the name of 
"Cheei-ful .lane" has liccii apjjointed 



Kditor of the ^'oiiiig Canada page in 
that j)ap('r. 

JMr. and .Mrs. Harry .Moore have 

accepli'il an api)oiiitiii('nt to a tield in 

Xorlhern Ontario under the IJaptis, 
.Mission Hoard. 

.Mr. and .Mrs. \'i('lor (Jriffin ar.' 
.studying French in the Province of | 
Quebee in preparation for their mis- 
sion work ill French Equatorial 
Africa. 

Miss Hilda Duckworth ('23) who 
left Toronto last fall for England, 
sailed from there early in the year 
for her field of service under the 
liib'e Cluirchmen's Missionary So- 
ciet.v. Writing from shipboard in the 
Mediterranean she says: "As we fol- 
low the coast line of North Africa I 
am reminded of those happy days at 
T.B.C. when, with ^Ir. Hanna, we 
talked of the North African Church. 
Our shij) is bound for Bombay. Port 
Said is the first port of call. From 
Boiutbay I take a ship going north to 
Karachi, thence by rail to Quetta and 
on to Duzdab which is to be my sta- 
tion. It is situated in S. E. Persia, 
thirt.\-si.\ miles from the Afghanistan 
liorder." Miss Duckworth is the first 
T.I^.C. graduate to enter the Persian 

mission field. 



AUtmnt (Untifrrfttrp Nutirp 



Tlie .\luiiini conference which con- 
venes each year in conjunction with 
the closing exercises of the College is 
being |)ost{)oned this year luilil the 
fall and will be held in connectioji 
with the opening e.xercis.'s of our new 
College home. Our friends will read- 
ily understand that the old building 
itself, with all its hallowed associa- 
tions, was a strong factor in attract- 
ing many former students each year, 
lieing in temporary (piarters, we have 
felt ol)liged to alter our plans. The 
atmual afternoon conference will be 



held in the fall, Imt the Thursday eve- 
ning meeting for student reports, 
when the members of the graduating 
classes of the year are welcomed, and 
when they listen to the address of the 
.\iumni president, will be held as 
usual, convening in Knox Church, 
Spadina Avenue, on Thursday eve- 
ning, April 25th, at 8 p.m. Definite 
information regarding the conference 
in September will be given in the next 
Recorder. 

rjEOKGE Booth, Presideni. 

D. .\. Bt'rns, Secretary.